Located in the heart of Grass Valley, we started our ministry in 2010, dedicating ourselves to becoming Nevada and Placer County's source for all things care-giving. We started two companies at the same time: a "for-profit", known as AMAH Homecare, Inc. and a non-profit, AMAH's Heart Ministries, Inc. Our name, "AMAH", comes from the Greek for "maidservant". One of our founders even came up with the acronym for A.M.A.H. - A Maidservant At Heart. Perfect!
As caregivers ourselves, with over fifty years of experience combined, we were actively aware of the shortage of quality, skilled caregivers for in-home care clients. In addition, there was no place caregiver’s could go to find a steady source of clients. More so, our hearts went out to family members struggling to properly care of their loved ones on their own, with no cohesive resource center to lean on. We felt called to address these community needs.
We began first with our caregiver’s registry as a source of independent in-home care providers servicing clients in these two counties. Those of us who oversee this ministry follow God’s moral guidelines for ourselves. We ask that those who come into our Registry feel and act the same- regardless of their religious background.
Four years later- and with the recent expansion of our Registry and God’s provision of larger, new offices- the decision was made to handle all aspects of this business entirely thru the non-profit, lovingly known as AMAH’s Heart. We now have the ability to fully develop our educational training site for caregivers of all walks of life.
Because of our Christian beliefs, we feel we have been “gifted” with caregiver’s hearts, who have the ability to love and reassure and who desire to use our gifts to serve in the our local community and beyond. Please see our “Mission and Goals” to find out exactly where God is leading us.
Consumer Directed Care is the model of homecare delivery that AMAH’s Heart specializes in. This type of care emphasizes the rights of the client in determining the course of their care.
CONSUMERS have found that the principal advantage of Consumer- Directed Care is that it provides them with greater participation in decisions concerning their care, allowing them to individually select caregivers and allows them greater continuity in caregiver relationships. Moreover, the Consumer-Directed model of care costs less- clients often save 25% or more on their cost of care.
Finding the right caregiver can be a daunting task- particularly in the aftermath of hospitalization or sudden illness. Creating and placing advertisements for caregivers, performing rounds of interviews, conducting multiple reference checks and verifying credentials are just some of the steps that AMAH’s Heart Caregiver’s Registry will take, to ensure you get the right caregiver at the right price.
CAREGIVERS are able to earn fair compensation thru the Consumer Directed Care model. Many experienced caregivers prefer registries, such as AMAH’s Heart, over an Agency Directed Care model. It gives caregivers direct involvement in all aspects of the care being provided, including the care plan, and the cost of care.
We seek to equip, empower and support the caregivers of this world thru education and resources involving skill training, motivational classes, community service volunteer opportunities and financial support. Our heart’s desire is that we will plant a “mustard seed of hope” in everyone we come in contact with. And that they have been given the same opportunity to better themselves, their families and their communities as we have been given.